Mr Barlow Manilal is the Chief Executive Officer of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA). He holds a BSc Honours Degree in Industrial Technology and Management as well as several other management qualifications. Mr Manilal served as the National President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transportation of South Africa (CILTSA) from 2006 until the beginning of 2015. In addition to that, he is also an Editorial Advisory Board member of Transport World Africa, a representative of the Federation of Supply Chain Management Association of South Africa.

Mr Manilal spent fourteen years in the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), seven of which were as CEO. It is no wonder that today he is a respected role player on the Automotive Industry Advisory Council to the University of Johannesburg.

He participates in numerous conferences and Thought Leadership platforms, which focus on manufacturing, technology and innovation leadership.

Mr Manilal has been bestowed with numerous awards, nationally and internationally, amongst them the National Business Award for the Top Performing Parastatal, on three separate occasions.